Strengthening Families. Building Communities. Reducing Poverty.
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  • Refugee & Language

    USCIS Information on Security Measures Regarding Refugee Admission into the United States 

    Catholic Charities welcome newly arrived refugee families to Charlotte. Refugees are victims of war, political upheaval, religious, economic or ethnic persecution. They are forced to leave homes, families, friends, jobs and possessions to stay alive. Most flee to neighboring countries where they are confined to refugee camps for many years. A fortunate few have an opportunity to resettle in other countries, often far from their homeland and with many challenges like a language barriers, culture differences, different job opportunities and educational requirements.

    We provide services to help refugees adapt to their adopted homeland by becoming self-sustaining and productive members of their community.

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    These services include:

    • assistance with housing
    • social services
    • health care referrals
    • school registration
    • community and cultural orientation
    • budgeting and financial education


    The office also provides:

    • employment assistance
    • driver's education
    • interpretation services
    • transportation to initial appointments


    Instruction in English as a Second Language is available through referrals to the community college.  Catholic Charities began a youth program in 2006 for refugee children who attend public school.

    The primary goal of the resettlement process is to help refugees work toward self-sufficiency and as contributing members of society and, eventually, attain their citizenship.  Refugee's determination and perseverance is evident as they regain their hopes and dreams to live and thrive in Charlotte.


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  • Services


    We serve the poor, the vulnerable, and those in need of our services. Our services are available to all of God's people regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or economic/social background.  Through our services we seek to strengthen families, build communities, and reduce poverty.



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  • Donate

    Opportunities to Donate and Help a Neighbor in Need this Christmas  

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    • Make a safe and secure online donation to Catholic Charities. Your support of Catholic Charities provides: • food for the hungry, • subsidized counseling for individuals and families to become healthy and well adjusted, • adoption and pregnancy support services to surround infants and children with loving families, • new beginnings for refugees fleeing life-threatening situations,• and many more
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    •   Please send donations to: Catholic Charities Diocese of CharlotteATTN: Central Processing All Regions1123 South Church StreetCharlotte, NC 28203-4003
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    • Make your car go the extra mile and help fund Catholic Charities outreach programs in the Diocese. We have partnered with Charitable Auto Resources ™to accept car and other vehicle donations for Catholic Charities of Charlotte. To donate your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle to Catholic Charities through CARS, please fill out
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    • The food pantries in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheville rely heavily on donated food and non-food items for weekly distribution to clients. Items regularly requested by clients are: Canned Fruit Juice, Tea and Coffee Rice Spaghetti Sauce Tuna Spaghetti Non-food items, like toiletries, laundry detergent and paper products are also needed. The Charlotte food pantry can
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    • CURRENT NEED: A gently used sleeper sofa. Please call Tammy at 704-370-3283. Thanks. NOTE: There is currently a HOLD on all donations from June 29th – December 31st. A recent Supreme Court decision and Executive Order implemented a 120 stop on all refugee arrivals to the U.S. and as a result, Catholic Charities will not be
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    • Reach out to people in need through a gift of stock to Catholic Charities. A gift of stock may be made via electronic transfer or by physical certificate. The Diocese of Charlotte maintains a brokerage account with Wells Fargo Advisors for the purpose of processing electronic transfers to the Diocese for the benefit of Catholic
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    •        Continue to help people change their lives long into the future. Consider a gift for Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte in your estate planning. To find out how, contact Judy Smith, Diocesan Director of Planned Giving by calling 704-370-3320 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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